On par, catching up on club competitions at Kenwick

Over the past weekend, Louth’s Kenwick Park Golf Club hosted the men’s annual Marcus Brown Trophy.

Part of the Kenwick Park course

The competition is open to Kenwick and Louth Golf Club members to represent Marcus’s association with both clubs.

The Kenwick Handicaps and Competitions Committee presented a silver trophy for the handicap trophy in memory of Marcus in 1998.

Marcus was one of the original members of the club, a county golfer in his teens and a person who enjoyed his golf in the best traditions of the game.

The Marcus Brown Memorial Trophy

Marcus sadly died in 1997, whilst in his mid thirties.

The Nett Trophy has been played for on 23 previous occasions, the only multiple winner of event is Nick Dawson.

The trophy for the best Gross score on the day was donated to the club in 2002 by past captain John King.

It is a totally unique trophy as it features Marcus’s golf ball that was lodged in a tree at the 13th hole.

Sam Done

A local tree surgeon preserved it and it now takes pride of place in the Kenwick clubhouse as one of the club’s most iconic trophies.

Last weekend, 170 players competed in a medal competition from the white tees.

Conditions were tougher than usual as players battled the wind and firm fairways.

Ultimately it was tamed by T J Ramsden, with a fine score of nett 67, a solitary stroke ahead of Kenwick junior Franki Williamson.

Another of Kenwick’s talented juniors McKenzie Lewis recorded a nett 70 and reduced his handicap to 2.8 in the process.

It was a score he shared with Simon Lockwood.

The gross prize went according to form, as English Amateur Championship semi finalist Sam Done won the title for the first time, with 14-year-old McKenzie Lewis’s gross score of 73 just a stroke behind.

Gareth Warren completed the top three places.

Despite a number of missed weekends during lockdown, the Kenwick members continue to make up for lost time and make the most of the beautiful surroundings.

Entries are now open for the Ted Drakes Trophy at Louth Golf Club this Saturday, August 15.